Artist: Knud Olsen, 1878 - 1951, has 12 pieces in Museums and Notable Collections. He exhibited at innumerable shows throughout Denmark and won prestigious awards, including one of the highest; the Otto Bach Award.
As evidenced in this motif, he was known for his affectionate scenes. In this instance, two sisters are sitting outside their farmhouse, apparently debating how they're going to use their playtime. In addition to affection, Knud was also very good with creating an atmosphere. In this instance, the viewer gets a feel for the girls with their simple dress, as well as the farmhouse, its thatched roof, hollyhock flowers, a woodpile, and road leading out to the fields. Simply put, a feel for the daily life of these two sisters.
The painting is in excellent condition, recently cleaned, no damage or repairs. Frame is in excellent condition, a new gold one with ornamentation (18 x 23" framed).
"Two Sisters," 1918, Oil on Canvas, 12.5 x 19.5" (sight)